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RE: education departments separate from museum/galleries

January 17th 2018

Thanks so much for your response.  These are things we already deal with (since our offices are in the basement on one side of the building and the other admin staff are on the 3rd floor on the other side of the building). Best, Kathy *KATHY DUMLAO*   Director of Education and Interpretation *t* 901.544.6246   *f* 901.544.6272 *MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART* /Transforming lives through the power of art/ Overton Park | 1934 Poplar Avenue | Memphis, TN | 38104 *NOTIC ...Continue Reading

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January 15th 2018

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It's Fun to Go Green @ the Museum Online Workshop

January 14th 2018

It's Fun to Go Green @ the Museum Online Workshop It's Fun to be Green @ the Museum  For more information and to enroll follow the link[email protected]*Course Description-*This workshop looks at art with a green perspective.  Long before it was popular to care about the environment artists such as Monet, van Gogh, Moran, and others appreciated and were instrumental in helping others to see the beauty and power of nature. Art Projects that include flower an ...Continue Reading

Re: Job Opportunity

January 13th 2018

Good luck! *From:* [email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of Anne Manning [email protected] [talk at] <[email protected]> *Sent:* Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:00:05 PM *To:* talk at *Subject:* Job Opportunity This sender failed our fraud detection checks and may not be who they appear to be. Learn about spoofing Feedback Please share the following announcement with coll ...Continue Reading

Job Opportunity

January 13th 2018

Please share the following announcement with colleagues. Thanks! *The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art *in Kansas City, Missouri is seeking a *Head, Interpretation, Digital Learning, and Evaluation.* This position provides vision and leadership for three distinct yet interrelated functions in the Education Division. In collaboration with curatorial and design colleagues, s/he oversees the strategy and processes for interpretation for exhibitions and the museum’s encyclopedic collection. The position directs digital l ...Continue Reading

Grants for Museums and Historic Sites course begins Feb 5 on

January 11th 2018

Identifying and winning grants from foundations and governments is a mix of art and science. Join Instructor Sarah Sutton author of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? for this 4 week long online course, which is designed for professionals either learning or reviewing their skills in raising money through grants. Philanthropy keeps changing, and so does grantmaking. Everyone on the team must contribute to raising money to do good work; those with grant-preparation skills are very valuable to the institution. For ...Continue Reading

UBC Master of Museum Education information session - Thursday January 25, 4 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

January 10th 2018

GreetingsThe Master of Museum Education (MED5) program starting September 2018 (application deadline is March 2018) is having  an online information session* on Thursday, January 25*, 4pm-5:30pm (PDT). The MED5 is a part-time, blended cohort graduate program open to domestic and international students – it is delivered 90% online.  Focusing on the study of education and learning that occurs in museums and other informal learning context, the programs draws together museum pro ...Continue Reading

RE: Docent Evaluation

January 10th 2018

Thank you, Andrew! This resource in the blog you shared is invaluable (/Guiding is a Profession/ Has anyone else had success with peer evaluation between volunteer docents? To Melissa’s initial question: what forms or procedures have you used? Megan Megan Kellner Indoor Education Manager | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 PH 616.974.5239 | ...Continue Reading

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January 9th 2018

=?UTF-8?Q?This_Week_=2D_The_MET_Starts_Charging_=2A_Museum_Doppelg?= =?UTF-8?Q?=C3=A4ngers_Exposed_=2A_Furor_As_Another_Museum=27s_Plans_To_Sell_Ma?= =?UTF-8?Q?sterpieces_=2A_The_World=27s_Oldest_Toy_Collection_=2A_Micro_Museu?= =?UTF-8?Q?m_Creators_=2A_Sasha_The_Woolly_Rhino_On_Display?= Welcome back to GLOBAL MUSEUM, your award-winning & free online compendium, read weekly since 1998 by 8,000+ readers in more than 201 countries.**  Metropolitan Museum of Art to charge non-New Y ...Continue Reading

RE: Replicas, Facsimiles, Reproductions

January 9th 2018

Hi Bethany! We have a lot/ of reproductions on display here, as aeromodeling tends to be a rather disposable hobby due to the construction materials (balsa wood and tissue paper, for example). I work that aspect into the tour experience, while also highlighting “original” pieces as well. Explaining to the visitor the reason for the reproduction – fragility and instability being our two main issues – will give them insight into the reasoning behind why we display things, and everybody knows visitors love to peek ...Continue Reading


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